Vanity of the Flying Fortress

MGX-21

Moto Guzzi are known to make nice bikes, the Flying Fortress MGX-21 is no exception. The first bagger to be produced by Moto Guzzi is a stunner, using the California 1400 engine and made of mostly carbon fibre, the MGX-21 also has 3 riding modes, two channel ABS, cruise control and ride-by-wire system as standard. But it’s styling is very Honda NM4 Vultus, but a more classic batman-edged style. The red tips and callipers are a nice feature.

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Carbon Touring helmet looks like it belongs in the future. Built using carbon shell, very light, it is good for all sorts of motorbiking, the sun visor on the top make it a great touring helmet. It has removable lining and chin curtain. It comes with the yellow visor which gives better vision in low light. Coming in at around £399, which is an average price for a carbon lid.

Carbon lids

Getting ever more popular, carbon lids are not only stronger and lighter, but are more affordable. Here are a small selection, with price and the all important weight.

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(from top, clockwise)

AGV Pista GP around £800 weighing in at 1275g

Nexx XR1R Carbon around £300 weighing in at 1250g

HJC FS-10 Carbon around £250 weighing in at 1400g

Shark Speed-R MXV Carbon around £280 weighing in at 1370g

Feeling Light Headed

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Nexx XR1R Carbon for £300

The Nexx XR1R Carbon is a light helmet with a one-piece carbon shell. It’s one of the lightest helmets on the market, weighing just 1250g. It comes with a quick release clear visor, you can buy a range of coloured visors for £39.95 each. Also comes with a pin lock anti-fog visor insert, personalised padding kit which is removable and washable, a chin wind-stopper, breath guard and double d-ring fastening strap.